Concordia under water watch
By Jessica LeDuc
Blade staff writer
With the heat of summer still on the horizon, the city of Concordia is again under a water watch.
At Wednesday night's Concordia City Commission meeting, a resolution was passed to place the city in a water watch.
An order issued by the Division of Water Resources has again decreased the city's available water supply. Just as in July 2012, Concordia now has access to only 32-percent of its appropriation for wells 21 and 22. Both wells are located on East 11th Street, and provide a third of the city's water supply.
Beginning July 4, and until further notice, the city is declared to be under a water watch. Citizens are asked to limit the amount of water they use for watering lawns, washing cars and similar activities.
Water department employees will monitor the city's water usage, and if the city wells exceed an average of 1 million gallons a day for a five-day period, a water warning will be issued.
In that event, City Manager Larry Uri can declare an even/odd lawn watering schedule be imposed on citizens. Residents with odd-numbered addresses would be permitted to water lawns on odd-numbered days, and vice versa. If a water warning does go into effect, outdoor water use for watering lawns or gardens would be prohibited between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.
Violation of any such restrictions will be an unclassified misdemeanor.
The city's website, www.concordiaks.org, updates water usage daily. On June 27, 964,000 gallons were used, but that dropped to 842,000 on June 30th.
Uri urged citizens to make a conscious effort to conserve water. He said keeping the city's water usage at or below 1 million gallons per day is optimal without jeopardizing the city's system, and would keep Concordia out of a warning.
"It (water warning restrictions) would be hard on people's lawns, but it's better than the alternative of having no water," Uri said.
District Court CRIMINAL: Jason Charles Ryals appeared July 21 and was found Guilty and convicted of Driving While License Suspended. He was sentenced to 30 days in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $100, a BIDS Administrative fee of $100 and the costs of this... [More]
Sales tax and compensating use tax received in Cloud County in June (May sales) of this year was up from the amount received in 2013. JoDee LeDuc, Cloud County treasurer, reported at Monday's county commission meeting that the amount received in June was $61,764.02, compared... [More]
Police Dept. Report Accident—Officers investigated a two vehicle Accident at 11:10 a.m., July 18, in the 400 block of West 10th St. involving vehicles driven by James Kearns, Belleville, and Carl Jackson, Concordia. Damage to property—Savannah A. Brockelman,... [More]
OSBORNE — Avenging its only loss of the season, Citizens National Bank thumped Washington County 9-1 in the championship game of the K-18 Baseball East Regional on Saturday night. Washington County had beaten Citizens National Bank in the title game of the league tournament... [More]
Four junior golfers from Concordia recorded first-place finishes in the league competition. Two tournaments were played in Concordia, and one in Clay Center. The low scores were counted. Brennen Acree, Concordia, placed first in the high school boys' division... [More]
- Blues rally to complete sweep of Plainville
- Concordia Lions beat Knights of Columbus
- Concordia Swim Team competes in Clay Center
- Cloud County Co-op tops American Legion
- Concordia Swim Team hosts meet
- CCCC has three claim national titles
- CHS first in JV league tournament
- CHS golfers place at Marysville
National Night Out: Your chance to share stories, meet your neighbors By Patrick Sieben It's that time of year once again. The lightning bugs are flitting about, the humidity is doing its thing to curl even the straightest hair and once again our community will be celebrating... [More]